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Another Public Enemy

Another Public Enemy

Director: Woo-Suk Kang
Year: 2005

When a number of unsolved crimes are linked to an enigmatic foundation, newly assigned prosecutor Kang steps up the investigation using his own brand of justice. But after he realizes the man behind the vast corruption of bribery, embezzlement and murder is an old nemesis, he'll discover just how far this conspiracy really goes.

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Ape

Ape

Director: Paul Ledar
Year: 1976

Newly Re-mastered in 3-D and HD! A freighter peacefully glides the still waters of a soft Pacific night; their cargo: a recently captured 36-foot ape. A giant fist comes up through the deck sending the sailors sprawling and in a matter of seconds, the A*P*E (Attacking Primate monster) is loose!

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Arang

Arang

Director: Ahn Sang Hoon
Year: 2006

A veteran female detective, So-Young, and her rookie assistant are investigating a recent series of bizarre and horrifying murders. All of the victims seem to have died due to an acid unleashed inside of their bodies. As the two detectives discover more about the case, they soon realize the serial killings may have something to do with a death that occurred ten years ago in a salt house. Before long, So-Young becomes plagued by nightmares in which the dead girl appears and the horrific killings continue to confound.

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Bloody Reunion

Bloody Reunion

Director: Lim Dae-Wung
Year: 2006

After 16-years pass, a group of former students decide to visit their sickly, wheel-chair bound teacher Ms. Park at her country cottage for an impromptu class reunion before the frail woman dies. Once the tearful hellos are complete, it becomes clear that the ex-classmates have blossomed into raging alcoholics, bulimics and plastic surgery addicts, thanks to Ms. Park's early childhood schooling. Soon, the happy gathering turns into a nightmare as old grudges and hidden truths surface and one by one the former classmates vanish in a series of unforgettably gruesome and mysterious murders.

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Bloody Ties

Bloody Ties

Director: Ho Choi
Year: 2006

A crystal meth dealer with a tragic past is forced to team up with a renegade cop to take down a powerful crime lord. Reminiscent of the Hong Kong action films of the 80s but full of the dark and unpredictable machismo of Korean cinema today, Bloody Ties is a sinister and vicious film noir thriller.

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The Bow

The Bow

Director: Kim Ki-Duk
Year: 2005

A crusty old man and a beautiful young girl live on a fishing boat, which has been floating at sea for over 10 years. The old man plans to marry the 16-year-old on her next birthday, and counts the days down on his calendar. In addition to the girl, the old man also cherishes his bow, which he uses predominantly as a weapon to fight off would-be admirers of his lovely shipmate. However, the bow is also a useful device for shamanistic fortune-telling and creates wonderfully enchanting music as well. The quiet couple lives a peaceful and secluded life, until a teenage boy comes aboard and changes everything.

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Breath

Breath

Director: Kim Ki-Duk
Year: 2007

Acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk returns with his 14th film as a director, a tender romantic drama centering on the unusual relationship between a condemned prisoner and a married female artist. Jin is a convicted killer awaiting execution on Death Row; Yeon is a lonely artist locked in a loveless marriage. When Jin's repeated attempts at suicide make the nightly news, Yeon finds her emotions stirred, and her curiosity peaked. Eventually, Yeon decides to pay a visit to Jin, and in the course of their many conversations the two lost souls forge an intimate bond. Upon catching wind of his wife's unconventional relationship, Yeon's husband grows increasingly jealous, and attempts to cease communications between her and the convicted killer. In the process, however, Yeon's husband begins to experience a profound personal transformation

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The Butcher

The Butcher

Director: Kim Ji-won
Year: 2007

A small group of people lie battered and bound on the floor of a dirty slaughterhouse covered in blood. Scared and confused, they soon learn their captors are snuff film producers and plan to torture them as creatively and heinously as possible before brutally killing them off one by-one. Each scene is shot from either the killer or victim's point of view in order to fully capture the emotional torment of the prey and the unspeakable acts that will be perpetrated on their captive bodies.

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Chi-hwa-seon

Chi-hwa-seon

Director: Im Kwon Taek
Year: 2002

Im Kwon-Taek's ninety-fifth film tells the story of renowned nineteenth-century painter Jang Seung-up (Choi Min-Sik), an artist whose revolutionary work - and persona - forever changed the face of Korean art. Sweeping yet personal, Chihwaseon paints its pictures in passionate brushstrokes, befitting the life of a tumultuous artist with a lust for ife.

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The Coast Guard

The Coast Guard

Director: Kim Ki-Duk
Year: 2002

Private Kang, a member of Coast Guard Platoon 23, monitors a stretch of beach lined with barbed-wire fencing. Driven by the belief that killing a spy is the highest honor, Kang eagerly awaits a chance to prove his worth as a soldier. One night, Kang mistakes a promiscuous couple for a North Korean spy and shoots without hesitation. Despite receiving honors, Kang slowly begins to unravel under the grief of his actions. Losing his grip on reality, he tries to revert to the life he once knew. But tensions and paranoia escalate and further tragedy becomes unavoidable.

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